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Stafford RR crossing horns now in stereo By Elsa Maxey Stafford was looking forward to silencing the train whistle with the establishment of wayside horns at the city’s railroad crossings along U.S. 90A. But instead, city residents have heard two blares—the one coming from the train engine and the wayside horn— both! Quiet zones were reportedly set in place on August 23 in Stafford, in keeping with Mayor Leonard Scarcella’s announcement about silencing the train whistle by Labor Day after 157 years. Activated by approaching trains, wayside horns are directed down the street toward vehicles. They eliminate the need for See HORNS, page 10

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These beauties are members of this year’s 2010 Queen Court for the Fort Bend County Fair. The reigning queen crowned this past Friday evening at the fairgrounds is Jackie Snader, a senior at Foster High School. Snader is seen here accompanied by contestant runner-ups selected to the Queen’s Court. Pictured (l-r) are third runner-up Kaitlin Hoffman; first runner-up Jessica Carabajall, Snader,; second runner-up Kaylan Millis; and fourth runner-up Caitlyn Herrera.

Turning a sow’s ear into a silk purse?.....Make-up artist Pamela Madrid was hired by “48 Hours” to try to turn Star publisher Bev Carter into a glamour star when they were at the Star office taping an upcoming segment about the Hill trial. The show is scheduled to run in November.

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Together they decided to keep the secret so he took the baby to the closest fire station. When the teen arrived with his wiggly package at the Fresno Volunteer Fire Department they explained they See MOON, page 10

By LeaAnne Klentzman The Quail Valley community is devastated by the heinous murder of a resident and fellow neighbor. Leiah Jackson, 27, a long time Fort Bend resident and 2001 graduate of Elkins High School was savagely stabbed nearly two dozen time in the back and arms as she desperately tried to protect the life of her unborn son. Jackson was attacked at her Quail Valley home by a man she identified to her family as a relative of her fiancée. Missouri City police responded to the attack that took the life of Leiah Jackson and her unborn son shortly after 1 a.m. on Sunday morning at her home in the Quail Valley golf course community. Jackson, who was 8 1/2 months pregnant with a baby boy, was taken via air ambulance to the Houston medical

By Elsa Maxey The location of Sugar Land’s professional 8,000 – 10,000 seat minor league baseball stadium will be at the site northeast of State Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 90A near the Sugar Land airport. The city announced the stadium’s location, an undeveloped property known as the Imperial Redevelopment/Tract 3 site as the final selection. Adjacent to the stadium area, conceptual plans for the Imperial Sugar Redevelopment project are also underway and already anchoring itself there is the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation with a temporary museum before it is moved to the former sugar factory’s Char House in about 3 years, according to foundation officials. There will also be additional historic preservation and residential and economic development in the area next to the stadium, as previously announced. Following city council action last week with Mayor James Thompson’s affixed signature on a resolution, he said, “I am extremely pleased with the decision,” also noting that various other sites were considered, among which was the University of Houston. Mayor Thompson explained that a “UH provision”

raising issues about the stadium’s location on their property is what led council to consider other sites since it was committed to the project. “Win, win, win,” he said of the process and that it includes the donation of land for the stadium and parking sites that are part of an agreement among the City of Sugar Land, the Imperial Sugar Redevelopment District, Cherokee Sugar Land and the State of Texas – the General Land Office. City officials say that construction of the $30 million stadium is proposed to be funded with a portion of sales tax revenues to be used only for economic development. Also they maintain that no general fund tax dollars will be spent on the stadium planned as a year round community amenity. Opening Day Partners (OPD), LLC, which will bring professional minor league baseball to Sugar Land, will own and operate the local team yet-to-be named as part of the Atlantic League. Ball play is set to begin April 2012. “I think that looking at the bigger picture, not only for the ball park, but for the surrounding area, I believe that this will be as big, if not bigger than what the city did at the Sugar Land Town Square Center,” said Mayor Thompson.

center where she and her unborn baby succumbed to her injuries. L a t e r Sunday, police learned that Yancy Leiah Jackson Daniels, Jackson’s 30 year old fiancée, had been shot to death at an apartment in southwest Houston. Neighbors of Daniels reported hearing he and a family member arguing in the street about 9:30 Saturday night. Leiah Jackson attended FBISD schools and had returned to serve as a nurse’s aide at Jones Elementary. Mary Ann Simpson, spokesperson for FBISD said, “ The entire Fort Bend ISD family is deeply saddened by the tragic death of Leiah Jackson. Conceptual draft of the new minor league baseball stadium in Sugar See MURDER, page 10 Land.

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Sugar museum launched By Elsa Maxey The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation’s new museum is here and it will temporarily operate at the historic Imperial Sugar Refinery on Kempner Street. The announcement was made last Thurs., Sept. 23, during an evening celebrating a walk down memory lane presented by Sugar Land native and local historian Bruce Kelly enhancing the feel

Dazed and confused By LeaAnne Klentzman

Last week an east Fort Bend County pharmacy was robbed .. sorta. CRIMINAL See, this guy OF THE WEEK walked up to the drive-in lane of a pharmacy, pressed a note to the bulletproof window stating ... “Got a friend inside with a bomb strapped to him. If you don’t give me your Oxycodone, I will detonate the bomb.” See DAZED, page 14

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By LeaAnne Klentzman They say the phase of the moon can cause strange effects. This last week was a prime example. Last week, a teenage girl who had secreted a pregnancy from her family realized, in the middle of the night, that her secret was about to be short lived. The teen snuck out of her house and got into her car then began to give birth to her baby. Her brother, sleeping in the house heard her screaming and ran outside to her aid. Imagine his surprise.

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of a bona fide museum with accounts of the city’s unique history as one of the earliest Texas settlements, then as a company town and now a thriving city. The foundation’s board of directors hosted the event, whose program was facilitated by its president, Dennis Parmer. A former city councilmember, Parmer said the foundation has been in See MUSEUM, page 10

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By LeaAnne Klentzman Investigating an assault in progress early on the morning of September 18, police find themselves in the middle of a domestic disturbance. At 7:00 a.m. that Saturday (l-r) Former Sugar Land Mayor, Bill Little, the city’s second mayor, historian Bruce Kelly, Heritage Foundation morning Stafford police were Executive Director/Curator Eleanor Barton, Mayor James Thompson and Heritage Foundation President called to the 800 block of Dennis Parmer celebrate the recent launching of the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation’s museum at the old Robinwood to an assault in progImperial Sugar Factory site abutting U.S. Alt 90. ress. When they arrived on the

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Saturday, October 2, 4-8 p.m. In addition to performances & workshops, festival goers will get crafty at interactive art stations. Sponsored by Spacetaker & Fresh Arts Coalition. International Music Festival TelfairLife International Music Festival will be held Saturday, October 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Telfair Cental Lawn (in front of the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land in Telfair). Music, dancing, kids hour, & more. Free admission & free parking. Visit www.TelfairLifeMF.com. Sidewalk sale Tri City Resale Shop will have its first sidewalk sale Saturday, October 2, 9:30 a.m. to noon, 425 Stafford Run, Stafford. Proceeds benefits East Fort OCTOBER 2 Bend Human Needs Ministry. ARTernative Festival Czech Heritage Society meets Come to Sugar Land Town Square This group will meet Sat., Oct. 2, for a family-friendly art festival, 10 a.m., Old South Plantation Lane, Just Between Friends Just Between Friends Sugar Land is holding a consignment event Friday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., & Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Parkway United Methodist Church, 5801 New Territory Blvd., Sugar Land, Over 100 consignors. Benefitting in part of the Fort Bend Women’s Center. 832656-2000 for info. Radio Disney’s Camp Rock 2 The final jam party for Camp Rock 2 will be held at Sugar Land Town Square, Friday, Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. when Radio Disney’s road crew will be in the Plaza to teach dances & songs, games & prizes also at this final jam party.

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A novel way to hold down taxes.....Fort Bend County Sheriff Milton Wright and Chief Deputy Craig Brady have been pulling a daylight robbery on homeowner associations all across Fort Bend County with the full complicity of the four county commissioners and the county judge. You may wonder how they have been able to pull this highjacking in broad daylight for several years. I’m going to tell you how they did it. Many wealthier subdivisions across Fort Bend County (and other counties as well) hire private security firms to provide extra protection for their residents because the sheriff department can’t seem to provide the coverage they feel is adequate. (Why this is the case is a mystery to me as so much of the county is now in city limits and thus covered by city cops.) This private security can be provided approximately three ways: by private security firms, constable offices, or the sheriff’s department. If a homeowner association contracts with a private security firm, they get private security guards, many with no training, patrolling their subdivision.

If a homeowner association contracts with a constable’s office, they get a law-enforcement trained officer who can carry a gun and who has no other duties except patrolling that particular subdivision. If they contract with the sheriff’s department, they get a lawenforcement trained officer who can carry a gun and who has other duties outside that particular subdivision. When a sheriff’s officer is hired to provide service to a particular subdivision, he is also available to provide service to the rest of the region, meaning the subdivision doing the hiring and paying the money will not have the sheriff’s officer at all times. One caveat: all of the contract money to the sheriff or constable goes into the county coffers. It is not personally pocketed by the officers except in the form of a regular paycheck. But it is a source of political power. If the sheriff or constable has an officer on duty to help in the subdivision, provide security at crossings, protect your personal property, then you as a homeowner are going to be thankful to that person when voting time comes.

Another consideration: most contracts include not only money to hire deputies or constables, but to provide a car as well. So in the case of the Fort Bend County Sheriff, the more deputies you can hire and cars you can buy with subdivision money the fewer you have to hire or buy with county money. Then you will have lots of money left over in your budget to buy take-home cars for all your buddies you have promoted. See how this works? I have complained for years about the sheriff’s department having subdivision contracts. I believe it is unfair for a subdivision to have to pay extra for something for which they already pay taxes. With a constable’s office, it is a much different story. Each constable has way fewer employees as they are essentially charged with serving papers, although constitutionally, they are sworn Texas Peace Officers with full law enforcement and arrest powers. They can and should write traffic tickets when they see someone breaking the law. But in Fort Bend County, each constable is budgeted for a few deputy constables because that is all commissioners court wants them to do--serve papers and warrants. Therefore, when a constable gets a contract with a homeowners association he has to hire an extra deputy constable, or as many deputy constables as the contract will budget, to provide the level of protection the homeowners association thinks it needs or can afford. Then the subdivision is covered not only

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by its contract deputy constable, but the sheriff’s deputy who should be patrolling the area anyway as well. So it would seem to me that a subdivision that contracts with a constable to provide extra security is getting its money’s worth because they are getting someone assigned exclusively to them. While a subdivision which signs a contract with the sheriff’s department, is not even getting its tax money’s worth. It’s paying twice. First in the form of taxes to get the sheriff’s patrol and then in the form of homeowner association dues to get a sheriff’s deputy that covers the subdivision but has to answer other calls as well. This means the sheriff’s department has part of its budget covered by the homeowner association contracts and it can spend its budget elsewhere, and the commissioners and county judge don’t have to increase the sheriff’s budget or taxes to provide police protection. Quite a racket if you ask me. It’s really nice for those rich subdivisions to simply throw extra money at the county on a regular basis. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Is there an election?.....I couldn’t tell if there was going to be an election until I drove over to Richmond and Rosenberg and saw all the political signs. The Sugar Land side of the Brazos River had hardly any sign, a result of strict sign ordinances in the various cities. But finally this week some political signs have popped up on our side of the river, and I have

“Paws for a Cause” set for October 9 Charity dog walk benefiting the Sugar Land Animal Shelter located at 101 Gillingham, cares for strays, abandoned and orphaned cats and dogs found in Sugar Land. The charity dog walk will be held Saturday, October 9, 8:00 a.m. at Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd., Sugar Land. Day-of registration; 9:00 a.m. – 2.25 mile walk begins; 9:15 a.m. – 1.15 mile walk begins; and 9:45 a.m. – Best Dog Trick and Best Costume

Water District Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate The Sienna Plantation Municipal Utility District No. 10 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2010 on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at the offices of SWWC Services, Inc. located at 12535 Reed Road, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value on all other property and the tax rate that is adopted. FOR the proposal: D.S. Earle, R.J. Lojo, K. Shipley, M. Berna, and N. Owen AGAINST the proposal: (none) PRESENT and not voting: (none) ABSENT: (none) The following table compares taxes on the average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year.

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sions on various topics, including “What to Expect the First Year of College,” “Easy Tips to Increase Your SAT Scores,” The Benefits of a Career College,” and “Making the Right Decisions about College, Entrance Exams, and Careers.” For more information about “Gear Up for Your Future,” please contact your child’s high school counselor.

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Fort Bend ISD will present its annual “Gear Up for Your Future” event on Wednesday, September 29, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Progressive High School, located at 1555 Independence Blvd. in Missouri City. Gear Up for Your Future is a college information workshop designed to help prepare high school students in grades 9

Become a FBISD Mentor Fort Bend ISD is recruiting volunteer mentors to meet with students for 30 minutes to 1 hour weekly. A training session will be held Wednesday, October 6, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Board Room, FBISD Administration Building. For more info call 281634-1112.

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Jazz in the Plaza Thursday, Oct. 7, 7-9 p.m. come to Sugar Land Town Square and enjoy a night of jazz as the Gary Norian Quartet performs in the Plaza. Membership Drive at the Terrace Guests are invited for a free dinner & introductory meeting hosted by Fort Bend American Business Women’s Association Thursday, Oct. 7, 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., at the Terrace, 16900 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. Vendor tables available. Vendor & networking, 5:30 p.m., dinner 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. ABWA members $22, non members/ guests free. Guest speakers & live entertainment provided. RSVP to 281-319-9995. Family Law Workshop Fort Bend Lawyers CARE will host this workshop (advice & counsel only) for low income residents of Fort Bend with family law ques-

tions, Thursday, Oct. 7, 6:15-8 p.m., Child Advocates of Fort Bend, 5403 Avenue N, Rosenberg. Bring prior court orders with you if you have any. For info 281-239-0015.

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Volunteers needed The Fort Bend Women’s Center is seeking volunteers for the Boogie fundraiser. Anyone seeking to volunteer can attend an informational volunteer kick-off reception October 21, 6-8 p.m.. For reservations & more detail call 281-344-5757 or boogie@ fortbendwomenscenter.org. Looking for donations A garage sale benefitting the Fort Bend Rainbow Room will be held Oct. 9. They are looking for donations of gently used items: clothing, toys, books furniture, etc. Please donate NOW for the garage sale to be successful. For more info call 832595-3029. Last day to register to vote The last day to register for the Nov. 2, 2010 election is Monday, October 4. Early voting is Oct. 18-29. Last day to apply for ballot by mail, (received, not postmarked) by Tuesday, Oct. 26 Basic disaster training The Southwestern branch of the American Red Cross will hold several basic trainings beginning Thursday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 2610 BF Terry Blvd., Rosenberg. If interested call Caroline Egan at 281-342-9480 pr email cegan@ghac.org.

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FBCWC needs your help From now to October 31 the Fort Bend Co. Women’s Center Emergency Shelter needs canned vegetables & fruit to continue serving their clients. Drop your canned goods off at their 3 Penneywise locations: 1120 90A, Richmond; Mission Bend, Hwy. 6 South; & 13945 Murphy Road, Stafford. Art Wanted The Fort Bend County Fair Art

Auction Committee wants students grades 6-12 to save their art work for the 2010 FBCFair Student Art Auction. Go online for rules and dates at www.fbcfa.org. Those interested in serving on the committee call Jacque Burgess at 281-346-2699. Investment group meets monthly The IBM Investment Club meets the first Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m., in Sugar Land. Come join us for a lively investment discussion and some refreshments. RSVP at 281615-5946 or email leemdcam@aol. com. Vendors wanted for craft show Booth space reservations are being accepted for the Meadows Place Home & Garden Club’s 35th Annual Craft Show, Sat., Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 12627 W. Bellfort, Sugar Land. All items handmade. For more info call Virginia at 281-498-8794. Volunteers needed Creative Dreams, a non-profit after school program for middle & high school students. Volunteers needed for art, dance or music, or to provide free academic tutoring. Call 281-9698227 for more information. Art Exhibition by Visual Arts Alliance This outstanding collection of photography and paintings are by Visual Arts Alliance members, and will held from now through Oct. 29, at Sugar Land Regional Airport, 12888-B Hwy. 6 South, Sugar Land. Free & open to the public. Farmer’s Market in SL Town Square? If you are interested in a Farmer’s Market on Saturdays & Sundays at Sugar Land Town Square, go to www.sugarlandtownsquare.com and vote. Spread the Word There’s still time to submit your suggestions for the Sugar Land Minor League Baseball Team.

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Sugar Land Cable TV recently redesigned A recent redesign of Sugar Land’s cable television channel, SLtv 16, now includes a bulletin board with new content such as local real-time weather and national news feeds on topics ranging from headline news to regional traffic updates and history trivia. Eligible groups may now post announcements free on the City’s TV station. City Council recently eliminated the $25 administrative fee for meetings and event notices on Sugar Land’s newly redesigned community bulletin board. Slides announcing meetings and events comprise the bulletin board, which is broadcast two hours daily on the City’s cable television channel. Organizations eligible to post content include

non-profit groups benefiting the City and government agencies, homeowners’ associations and property associations within Sugar Land’s corporate limits. SLtv 16 is intended to make governance more accessible to citizens. Content on the channel is intended to: • Educate Sugar Land residents on City services, policies, and programs; • Improve accessibility of City Council deliberations by providing broadcast of meetings; • Inform residents about events, meetings and City job listings; • Provide, in a timely manner, crucial information to citizens before, during and after emergencies;

Public encouraged to weigh in on Sugar Land retail environment The City of Sugar Land is conducting a survey to gauge public opinion on retail opportunities within the community. The results will be incorporated into an update to the city’s five-year economic development strategic plan. Examples of the survey ques-

tions include the following: • What factors influence your decision to shop in Sugar Land? • What retailers and restaurants do you wish had a presence here? The online survey available at www.surveymonkey.com/ s/3DHQRTH should take less than five minutes to complete.

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Each Saturday morning and two afternoons a week, youth through the City of Sugar Land’s Municipal Court system perform their community service hours tending a garden and raising food to donate to local food pantries. Started in October of 2000, the garden serves as an avenue for kids to learn from their mistakes by performing community service in place of paying fines for Class “C” misdemeanor offenses. This year alone over 1,035 pounds of fresh vegetables have been donated to local families in need through area food banks. The youth are supervised by the Municipal Court’s Community Service Worker Coordinator. Adult volunteers with gardening experience also assist in showing the youth how to garden with a green thumb. Volunteers from the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners and

Follow Sugar Land on Facebook - www.facebook. com/sugarland.tx - and learn about important minor league baseball updates, City events and Sugar Land’s new recreation center and more. In its brief existence, nearly 350 people already use Sugar Land’s Facebook page to learn about City programs, services and events. Sugar Land’s Facebook site follows the successful launch of Twitter, the City’s first step

local garden clubs also come to help the youth in learning how to help tend a garden. Volunteers, 21 years and over, with a love for gardening, and a desire to work with youth are needed to help on Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 8 to noon. If you are available to help at any of these times please consider lending a green thumb. All volunteers must register with the city by completing an application. Applications are available online at the City of Sugar Land’s Serve Sugar Land volunteer web page www.sugarlandtx.gov/programs/serve_sugarland/index.asp. Applicants will then be contacted to schedule volunteering. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please call Serve Sugar Land at 281-275-2329 or email to volunteer@sugarlandtx.gov.

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The 24th Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup was held Saturday, September 25 at 28 sites along the Texas coast. Five Cadettes from Troop 277 (Rainbow Stars Service Unit) helped turn the tide against trash by participating in this cleanup program. The girls were assigned a 2-mile stretch of Galveston shoreline where they bagged and catalogued trash. This data will be used by the Texas General Land Office to study the source and composition of trash on the beaches. Shown are: Elizabeth McGoldrick, Margo Seals, Catherine Gallo, Chelsea Okoroafor and Megan Ramirez.

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Sugar Land Cable TV recently redesigned A recent redesign of Sugar Land’s cable television channel, SLtv 16, now includes a bulletin board with new content such as local real-time weather and national news feeds on topics ranging from headline news to regional traffic updates and history trivia. Eligible groups may

now post announcements free on the City’s TV station. City Council recently eliminated the $25 administrative fee for meetings and event notices on Sugar Land’s newly redesigned community bulletin board. Slides announcing meetings and events comprise the bulletin

Garden volunteers needed Each Saturday morning and two afternoons a week, youth through the City of Sugar Land’s Municipal Court system perform their community service hours tending a garden and raising food to donate to local food pantries. Started in October of 2000, the garden serves as an avenue for kids to learn from their mistakes by performing community service in place of paying fines for Class “C” misdemeanor offenses. This year alone over 1,035 pounds of fresh vegetables have been donated to local families in need through area food banks. The youth are supervised by the Municipal Court’s Community Service Worker Coordinator. Adult volunteers with gardening experience also assist in showing the youth how to garden with a green thumb. Volunteers from the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners and

local garden clubs also come to help the youth in learning how to help tend a garden. Volunteers, 21 years and over, with a love for gardening, and a desire to work with youth are needed to help on Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 8 to noon. If you are available to help at any of these times please consider lending a green thumb. All volunteers must register with the city by completing an application. Applications are available online at the City of Sugar Land’s Serve Sugar Land volunteer web page www.sugarlandtx.gov/programs/serve_sugarland/index.asp. Applicants will then be contacted to schedule volunteering. If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions, please call Serve Sugar Land at 281-275-2329 or email to volunteer@sugarlandtx.gov.

board, which is broadcast two hours daily on the City’s cable television channel. Organizations eligible to post content include non-profit groups benefiting the City and government agencies, homeowners’ associations and property associations within Sugar Land’s corporate limits. SLtv 16 is intended to make governance more accessible to citizens. Content on the channel is intended to: • Educate Sugar Land residents on City services, policies, and programs; • Improve accessibility of City Council deliberations by providing broadcast of meetings; • Inform residents about events, meetings and City job listings; • Provide, in a timely man-

ner, crucial information to citizens before, during and after emergencies; • Inform residents about meeting and event notices of government and property association groups in Sugar Land; and • Inform residents about meeting and event notices of nonprofit organizations that benefit Sugar Land. Programming includes live government meetings (which are re-broadcast daily at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.); City and community bulletin boards; informational videos; and a bi-monthly newscast that focuses on the latest City events, programs and activities. For more information about SLtv 16, call (281) 275-2328 or e-mail pubinfo@sugarlandtx.gov.

Public encouraged to weigh in on Sugar Land retail environment The City of Sugar Land is conducting a survey to gauge public opinion on retail opportunities within the community. The results will be incorporated into an update to the city’s five-year economic development strategic plan. Examples of the survey questions include the following:

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Clements High School’s ProGrad 2011 is excited to announce its new car raffle. Southern Ford is a proud sponsor by providing the grand prize of a 2011 Kona Blue Ford Mustang Coupe. This is the 12th year the dealership and its owners, Arlene and Joe Catania have helped support the event. Tickets cost $100 each and a maximum of only 450 raffle tickets will be sold. Each ticket has a coupon for a free oil change from Southern Ford. The drawing will take place during the

halftime at the Clements football game on Saturday, October 23, at Mercer Stadium. Participants must be 18 years or older and need not be present to win. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets will be sold at all Clements home football games, and are also available by contacting Namita Asthana, Car Raffle Chair at 281-773-0689, Namita@verumsolutions.com, or from seniors. All donations are tax deductible as Clements ProGrad is a 501©3, nonprofit organization.

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The September Yard of the Month goes to Acie Phillips of 3610 Elms Court.  A certificate by the Quail Valley Garden Club and a plant from Flowers by Adela have been awarded this lovely garden. Acie continues to honor his late wife Carrie, who designed the garden, by planting her seasonal flower changes and keeping maintenance schedules.  They were married 41 years, and starting in 1978, developed the garden together. It is an interesting mix on seasonal annuals, hollies that are shaped to enhance features of the home design, geometric shaped bushes and large Sago Palms.  The landscape design along with patterned drive and inserted pavers really welcomes visitors to the front door.  Take a peek at the website or drive by!

Here’s what that means. No lighting up in most enclosed public places including restaurants, libraries, elevators, polling places, pool and billiard halls, bingo facilities and educational facilities. Also, smoking is prohibited in areas within 20 feet of a playing surface or competition during youth sporting events at city parks, outdoor areas within 25 feet of entrances to public places, and the workplace. Smoking, however, will still be allowed in outdoor seating areas of restaurants that are 25 feet or more from nonsmoking areas, private residences -- except those used as an adult daycare or child care home, private and semi-private rooms in nursing homes, retail tobacco stores and

tobacco bars, and certain stage performances, when smoking is part of an act. Missouri City warns that violations will be punishable by a fine of up to $500. Also, the city advises that owners, operators and managers of public places and workplaces will be responsible for posting the “No Smoking” signs announcing the ban. They’ll also be responsible for removing ashtrays from areas where smoking is restricted. Missouri City joins smoke free neighbor, Sugar Land, which adopted a smoking ordinance three years ago in Sept. 2007, making it illegal to smoke in public places such as restaurants, businesses, public parks, and outdoor arenas.

Quail Valley Proud taking Frank Billingsley will speak to part in National Night Out Woman’s Club of Missouri City KPRC Local 2 chief meteorologist Frank Billingsley will be the featured speaker for the Woman’s Club of Missouri City on October 5, at Quail Valley Country Club in Missouri City. Frank will discuss how powerful the weather can be in the Houston area since the devastation caused by hurricanes Ike, Rita and Allison. Since joining the Local 2 team in 1995, Frank has received Best Weathercaster awards from the Associated Press seven times, the Houston Press Club four times and the Dallas Press Club three times. The Houston Chronicle named Frank “Ultimate Weatherman.” The Woman’s Club of Missouri City is one of the oldest social organizations in Missouri City and its members continue to serve their community through a legacy of Friendship, Loyalty

Frank Billingsley and Service. New board members are Judy Bartay, president; Milly Smith, vice president; Judy Pasadyn, recording secretary; Inge-Lise Braswell, corresponding secretary; Jane Owen, treasurer; Lisa Glenn, historian and Mary Crochet, parliamentarian.

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Quail Valley Proud is participating in Missouri City’s 27th annual National Night Out Tuesday, October 5. Quail Valley Proud will sponsor a limited number of Kroger gift cards, invitations, yard signs and a ‘how-to’ packet to residents who host a block party on a first come-first serve basis. The goal is to encourage as many residents as possible to get involved in the crime-prevention effort and to register their areas for block parties, said Police Community Liaison Dan Flagg. Quail Valley residents may contact debdipuma@hotmail.com or call 281-427-3694 to receive the packet sponsored by the Proud

neighborhood organization. Additionally, block party hosts may register their National Night Out block party by calling MCPD 281-403-8705. Registration also offered on October 2nd during the National Night Out kick-off at Target parking lot on Highway 6 at Murphy Road from 4 - 6 p.m or Texas Parkway shopping center next to Wells Fargo from 7 p.m. to dark. According to Officer Flagg, “Crime prevention is a partnership between the City and its residents. National Night Out is a great way for residents to take the opportunity to meet their neighbors and to do their part to prevent crime in their neighborhoods.”

Missouri City tuning in to a new source of emergency information Missouri City residents can now tune into a new information station—1690 AM. Staff has completed the installation of the city’s low-power broadcasting station and it is on the air. “The station will primarily be used to transmit weather bulletins and traffic and road construction updates, featuring directions to city landmarks and events,” said Fire & Rescue Service Chief Russell Sander. “The station will also allow the city’s Emergency Operations Center to provide information and instructions during amber alerts, flash floods, hurricanes, power outages and other emergencies.” “After seeing a need for this service following Hurricane Ike, when all types of public information outlets were inoperable, including the internet, telephone and cell phones, the city realized that we could still put out emergency information by radio when all other sources were down,”

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said John Sheffield, Missouri City’s Division of Emergency Preparedness Chief. In case of a similar situation in the future, the city’s low-power AM radio station will be accessible to the public via a hand-cranked or battery-powered radio, providing staff with another avenue to share important emergency messages with residents. All city residents should be able to tune in and no special reception equipment is required. Signs will be installed along major roadways alerting residents to the new station. City Council approved the purchase of the $44,895 radio station at its June 7 meeting. More than 35 low-power AM Radio stations are currently operating in Texas, including one by Fort Bend County. “These stations are a critical part of the emergency notification system in jurisdictions across the country, including in Stafford, Fort Bend County, and Harris County,” Sheffield said.

QV Proud Hotline THANK YOU: To all CITY employees who helped get the weeds and brush mowed on the dam between Key Court and the Tee Box on #7 El Dorado. POWER OUTAGES. Can a tree branch, touching a light pole, contribute to our outages? (Centerpoint says no, BUT if a tree makes contact with an overhead power line it could cause service interruptions.) WHAT TO DO? “On a windy day, my neighbor’s trash can was dumped over and the contents blew into adjacent yards and down the street.” (I SUGGEST: If the neighbor is not home, that everyone pick up the trash that blew into their yards and in the street in front of their houses. It is important for property values to keep your street looking good. Neighbors who help each other create HARMONY.) DOOR TO DOOR SALES? Anyone who knocks on your door selling a product or service needs a CITY permit badge, which they must wear, so you can see it. Exempt are Girl Scouts, neighborhood school students

and people leaving flyers on your door or lawn. For additional information contact CITY at 281403-8500, and ask for the Permit Department. GIVE YOUR “COOK” A BREAK. EAT AT THE QV GRILLE. REASONABLE prices, LOTS menu choices, GOOD FOOD, HAPPY HOUR! WARNING TO DOG OWNERS: If you walk your dog “off the leash”, you could be fined up to $500 per dog. Missouri City Animal Control is very firm about enforcement of this CITY Ordinance. STAY UPDATED ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY. Email your name and address to: “Valley View E-News” (Written by two (2) volunteers as their service to the community.) Request that you be added to their list of “subscribers”. ViewsNewsList@aol.com DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS? Email the PROUD HOTLINE at QVProud@aol.com. I will “promptly” email you the answers. FOR “FAQs” www.quailvalleyproud.com/faqs.php

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I'm Sick and Tired... By Michael Fredrickson

State Wide Award Winning Columnist I’m sick and tired of pundits telling me Republicans will win control of the House of Representatives but not the Senate. Who cares? Democrats

won a filibuster proof Senate majority in 2008 and along with the President and the House could cram through any bill they wanted. As long as Republicans

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Carl Julius Deisze passed away after a long courageous battle with heart disease. He died with his family by his side on August 14, 2010. He was born Feb. 4, 1945 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Julius and Doris Deisze. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He greatly valued the friendships he made throughout his life and spent many enjoyable moments with friends who shared his passions for hunting, long range rifle shooting, guitar playing, and running radio-controlled cars. He was constantly learning new things related to his various hobbies and would always generously share his

knowledge. Before illness took its toll, Carl was a strong, active person who didn’t mind working hard especially if it was to help someone else. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Gail Garfield Deisze; his daughters Caroline Stone, Rachelle Zapata and her husband Moises, and Kathrine Deisze; granddaughters Zoe, Abby, Sophia and Karla; sisters Marilyn Hall, Devie Chumley and Julie Knapps and other extended family members and friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 3300 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land.

gain enough seats in the Senate to filibuster radical bills like the socialized medicine bill passed recently the country will be in better shape. In fact, I don’t really want both houses of congress controlled by Republicans until we see how the new crop of winners govern. If the House passes a repeal of Obamacare and the bill stalls in the Senate, then we’ve got another shot at the 33 Senate seats up for grabs in 2012. Who cares about control of the Senate? As long as Republicans have the threat of the filibuster then the community activist cannot pass his Marxist agenda. The only people that will be disappointed will be the Republican Senators in line for chairmanships. I still remember Republican Senators, under the leadership of Trent Lott, that allowed “shared” control of the Senate when there was no precedent to do so. In addition to these whining Senators, I’m especially sick of the Republican sore losers like Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Jr. and Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski. These politicians lost their party primary and continue to run some kind of alternative campaign. It’s a free country (for now) and it may be their right to do so, but it just shows they’re out of touch with the voters. Today, polls reportedly show the loser of the Republican Senate primary in Delaware would take votes away from the Democrat chosen

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in their party primary, ha! The Republican loser, Mike Castle, has been a Delaware politician for over 40 years. He has been a congressman from Delaware for 18 years. He has been part of the problem in Washington D.C. It is time for

him to go. Speaking of establishment politicians, Wisconsin’s winner in the Democrat’s U.S. Senate primary is not even attending the largest political rally in that state that features the President of the United States. What a

joke. The 18-year Senate incumbent does not want to be seen with his own party’s leader. He is currently 10 points behind the Republican primary winner, Wisconsin businessman Ron Johnson. Good luck Mr. Johnson.

Eat out and serve a good cause at fundraiser October 5 The Alzheimer’s Association Fort Bend Memory Walk will partner with Fish City Grill for their First Tuesday fundraiser on Tuesday, October 5. Plan to go to Fish City Grill at Sugar Land Town Center for lunch, dinner or happy hour on Tuesday, October 5 and a portion of your purchase will be donated to help in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Fish City Grill’s First Tuesday Benefit was created to give back to the surrounding communities that so enthusiastically support the neighborhood grill. Audrey Trevino, 2010 Chair for the Fort Bend Memory Walk said “This will be our 2nd year to be chosen as a beneficiary of the Fish City Grill’s First Tuesday Benefit and we are thrilled to once again be partnering with them. We hope you will come out and support our fight against Alzheimer’s.” The Alzheimer’s Association Fort Bend Memory Walk will

be held Saturday, October 30. For information on the Walk visit www.alztex.org/walk or email us at memorywalk@alz-

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SOUTHMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH • 281-499-2310 FREEDOM CHURCH • 281-240-1055 4200 Cartwright Road, Missouri City, 77459 Worship Service: 9:00am and 11:15am Sunday School: 10:15am www.spcmc.org

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1730 Staffordshire • Stafford Sunday Worship 10:45am www.sweetwater777.org Encounter God’s Healing Love Buck and Anna Eaton, pastors

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“Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.” Proverbs 3:7-8 To place an ad in The Fort Bend County Worship Directory 281-690-4200

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Water District Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate The Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 137 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2010 on Monday, October 11, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the offices of Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP located at 3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 2600, Houston, TX 77027. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value on all other property and the tax rate that is adopted. FOR the proposal: AGAINST the proposal: PRESENT and not voting: ABSENT:

V. Warren, M.G. Brindley, J. Ross, A. Malone, and S. Weaver (none) (none) (none)

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High School Football Roundup By Sean Wolfson

Game of the week Clements vs Elkins The William P. Clements Rangers and the impressive Lawrence E. Elkins Knights squared off head to bone crushing head Friday night with the anticipation of the season’s first cool front coming. Kickoff was at 7:05pm. Thousands of people showed up to watch the most intense rivalry in Fort Bend ISD. What was supposed to be a great game became a demolition derby for Elkins very, very quickly. How quickly you might ask? How about the opening kickoff!! Elkins kicker Jake

Coffman kicked off and the Rangers fumbled the football. Elkins recovered on the Clements 24 yard line. On the 1st play, Elkins ran the pigskin for no yardage. On the 2nd play, QB senior Jake Burkhalter threw an incomplete pass. This was the calm before the storm. On 3rd down, Burkhalter hit his favorite target Patrick Buchanon on a 24 yard TD strike. Jake Coffman’s kick was good and Elkins had a 7-0 lead and less than a minute had ticked off the clock. On the ensuing kickoff, Clements called for a fair

catch. Running back Jerrod Johnson then fumbled on the first play from scrimmage and you guessed it, Elkins recovered. With 10:09 left in the first quarter, Elkins lightning struck again. Jake Burkhalter found Clark in the end zone for another quick Elkins score. Coffmans kick was again perfect, and Elkins had scored two touchdowns in less than 2 minutes. The Rangers showed they could move the ball on the next drive. After recovering their own fumbled kickoff return, they put together a nice drive but came up short. Clements senior Ross Stifflemire made a nice catch on that drive courtesy of his senior QB Austin Decell’s rocket arm. Elkins sacked Decell, and the Rangers were forced to punt. Defensively, the Rangers were led by cornerback Scott Garcia who also caught some nice passes on the offensive side. Scott really goes hard each week. He should be playing college football next year.

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He’s a coaches dream. Quiet, hard worker, fast learner, and has no fear. He’s a heck of a centerfielder on the baseball team also. On the next posession, 1st down, the Knights again found big yards when Burkhalter connected with his 3rd receiver of the evening for a gain that put Elkins on the 22 yard line ready to pounce again. And they did. Burkhalter, looking like the former San Francisco 49ers QB Steve Young all night, completed a 10 yard pass on the next play for yet another Elkins TD. Clements attempted a 25 yard field goal in the 2nd quarter only to have it sail wide right on kicker Brett “Get-R” Dunn. Instantly, Elkins star running back Demarcus Sherman blasted off for a very impressive 32 yard scamper putting the Knights close to another score. On the next play, Burkhalter pinned Buchanon in the corner of the end zone and Elkins had a 28-0 lead. Coffman would add a 22 yard field goal to make the lead 31-0 with 3:37 left in

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XLT, Like New, Save!! Z6748

$31,550

Convertible, Fact Warr, Low Miles, Exc Condition

$28,950

Crew, 4x4, Lthr, 32K Miles

$31,950

500, 16K Miles

CCrew, Harley Haroldson, NAV

Prices plus TT&L WAC. Incentives subject to change. Residency restrictions apply. Not responsible for typos. In stock units only & subject to prior sale. All prices are after Ford rebates. See dealer for details. 1) FMCC financing available WAC; offer expires 10/4/2010. 2) 0% APR for 36 months, $27.78/ month per $1,000 financed when financing thru FMCC in lieu of Ford factory rebate WAC; offer expires 10/4/2010. 3)0% APR for 60 months, $16.67/ month per $1,000 financed when financing thru FMCC in lieu of Ford factory rebate WAC; offer expires 10/4/2010. 4)FMCC financing available WAC; offer expires 10/4/2010. 5) 0% APR for 60 months, $16.67/ month per $1,000 financed when financing thru FMCC in lieu of Ford factory rebate WAC; offer expires 10/4/2010. 6) 0% APR for 60 months, $16.67/ month per $1,000 financed when financing thru FMCC in lieu of Ford factory rebate WAC; offer expires 10/4/2010. See dealer for details. All offers end 10/4/2010. Restrictions apply. Pictures are for illustration purposes only.

* BASED ON TOTAL NEW VEHICLE SALES AND REGISTRATION FROM 2010 FORD MOTOR COMPANY REPORTS


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Fort Bend Home Showcase D SOL COMMONWEALTH PARK – Come & enjoy this Backyard Oasis w/ Waterview, Greenbelt & Huge Diving Pool. No Backyard Neighbors! Oversized covered Lanai w/ceiling fan & decorative tile flooring. Interior features: fresh paint & carpet (6/2010). Updated gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops & dble ovens. Open kitchen concept family rm w/rich hardwood floors & dry bar. Lg gamerm w/room for media & pool table. Study w/wall of oak built-in desk & shelves. Updated A/C’s, furnaces, roof & water heaters. Back of house has Hardi. $374,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM42HS)

COMMONWEALTH PARK – Outstanding Newmark w/updates galore on a oversized cul-de-sac wooded lot surrounded by lush landscaping! Entry opens to both formals w/ crown molding & 2’’ wood blinds. Plush neutral carpeting/paint thru-out(2009). Huge gourmet kit. updated (2009) granite countertops w/tumbled tile backsplash, oversized island w/brkfast bar, 18’’ tiled floors & microwave. Dble ovens. Gas range-2010. Walk-in pantry. Open kit.concept-family rm. w/corner brick hearth firepl. Huge patio. Lg. yard for a pool & play area! $279,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM38BC)

D SOL THE HIGHLANDS - Must See Delightful Monarch w/ great curb appeal & huge backyard Oasis! Lg. sculpted pool recently resurfaced (09). Cov. back porch, patio w/cool decking, 8 fruit trees & no backyd neighbors! Int. has open family/kit. concept w/soaring ceilings. Updated kit. w/Silestone countertops & sink. Updated 2nd bath w/recent counters, tub/shower surround w/ tile & accent border. Lg. Master w/vaulted ceiling & oversized walk in closet. 2nd bedrm can be divided into 2 smaller bedrms. Ext. Brick & Hardi. $160,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3231TH)

cell: 713-898-3938 office: 281-980-5050

montgomb@garygreene.com

barbarajmontgomery.com

COMMONWEALTH/SUTTON FOREST – Stunning 4/3/2 Det. oversized garage. Perry one story w/tons of upgrades! Open concept floorplan & spacious entertainment size formals. Kitchen features granite countertops (bullnose edge), lg. center island & custom built cabinets w/pull out shelves. Huge study (or sitting area) off Master Bedrm. Additional features include: 5’’ slat hardwood floors, 2’’ wood blinds, high vaulted ceilings, hollywd baths, auto. sprkler sys. & alarm. Private backyd w/lush landscaping, oversized patio-perfect for a pool! $379,000. Call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4718DC)

SIENNA PLANTATION/VILLAS – Exquisite Village Patio Home w/Courtyard Entry to Private Guest Quarters. Open Concept Floor Plan. Tons of hardwood flooring, 2’’ blinds & vaulted ceilings.Gourmet Style kitchen w/oversized island & abundance of cabinets! Private library w/built-ins. Spacious Liv. Rm. w/wall of transom windows & French Doors to covered patio. Oversized master bedrm. Dramatic master bath w/ whirlpool tub beneath stately columns w/archway. Huge wooded backyard w/covered patio,perfect for a pool. Alarm & Sprklr sys. $292,000. Call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3318CH)

SETTLERS PARK - Beautifully Updated brick 1-story home w/high vaulted ceilings in lg. living room. Fresh inter./exter. paint (7/10). Fresh neutral light tan plush carpet (7/10). Freshly installed lg. tile floors in kit. & baths (7/10). Updated appls: Stainless steel Kenmore Dishwasher & Gas free standing Tappan oven/range (black & white in color). Two dining area & breakfast bar. Walk-in pantry. Freshly installed 2’’ blinds (7/10). Master w/2 walkin closest w/shelves. Master bath w/2 sinks. Lg. covered patio. $144,900 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM3039MO)

COMMONWEALTH/OXFORD - Come see this Dramatic Perry Hm with a sparkling diving pool. Grand 2-story tile foyer greets you & your guests. Lg formals w/hardwood floors. Plantation shutters downstairs 2’’ blinds up. Updated island kitchen w/granite countertops & brushed stainless steel appliances. Huge master suite w/French doors leading to pool. Oversized gameroom & 4 large bedrooms up, all w/walk-in closets. Sprinkler system. Over $90,000 in Updates & Upgrades! $340,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM4218SI)

ABR, CBR, CRS, GRI, HALL of Fame, PLATINUM CLUB

GREATWOOD FOREST – Grand Stately Executive Perry on Lg. cul-de-sac street. No back neighbors! Extra designer touches include fluted & crown moldings, tons of built-ins, lg. 18’’ tile floors & recent paint, new shower, updated kitchen w/granite countertops, 5 burner thermador pop up cooktop on lg. island. SS dishwasher & microwave. Open concept w/wall of windows overlooking 2 decks recently stained,one with pergola cover w/ceiling fan by huge sparking pool, w/extra green space. Extra lighting,sprkler system & alarm $375,000 call Virginia Mack 281-207-5200 (VM7934AT)

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The Virginia Mack Team

THE HIGHLANDS - Come see this Splendid 1.5 story home located on a huge wooded lot w/soaring ceilings w/ many updates! 2 large master suites (1 up & 1 down). Both formals w/lg. tile floors accented by a ‘’private’’ enclosed atrium. Family rm. w/2 story high ceiling heights accented by corner fireplace w/raised brick hearth overlooking raised wood deck w/lush landscaping & arbor. Exec. master bedrm w/sitting area (could be study).Split floor plan. All bedrms w/connecting baths. Oversized gamerm. Fresh int. paint. $149,900 call Virginia Mack 281-2075200 (VM1919CA)

VENETIAN ESTATES • A must see! Many new changes! Reduced almost $100k! Gorgeous hrdws just put in master suite. One of the best views in ve--see birds flock in every night on the private reserve-no one will ever build behind you!Huge lap pool. $$$ Landscaping-hugh trees-hurricane shades. Sport ct. Too many amenities!! Priced to sell. Gorgeous!!! $789,500. Call Barb M for more info--713-898-3938. BM403LO

GRANTS LAKE • Rare Grants Lake enclave patio home. Has new orleans style courtyard. Recent pool & gorgeous landscaping. Hardwood floors, granite, open, light & airy. High ceilings, huge master w/sitting area. Great storage. Great location. Good schools. This is a winner! You will love it!!!! $245,000. Call Barb Montgomery 713-898-3938. BM22GL

(281) 207-5200

RE/MAX Southwest • (281) 491-1776 X5200

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GRAND MISSION • Spectacular 1 story ‘’marable’’ plan by David Weekley. (Only one in neighborhood) open, lite, airy floorplan with both living area, gameroom/children’s retreat + formal dining & study. Skylight & island in kit., Wood flooring, tile, recent carpet and paint. Lovely landscaping w/sprinkler system. An energy star home per sellers. Don’t miss this one!! $208,000. Call Barb M for more info--713-898-3938.

SIENNA • Stunning home featuring golf course lot, cul-de-sac and 3 car garage-beautiful views from all major rooms-two story tile entry-family room with built ins open to spacious kitchen featuring tile floors, avanza counters, stainless appliances, generous cabinets-sunroom off breakfast area-master suite has sitting areagameroom upstairs with computer niche,balcony and adjoining media room. $337,750. Call Emelia Appel to see!!!! 713-254-0631

TELFAIR • DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION!!! $30,000!!! Gorgeous one story Highland Home featuring brick/ stone elevation. Amenities include beautiful tile in entry and kitchen-handscraped wood floors in formal dining, family room and study-island kitchen with granite, stainless, decorative tile backsplashlarge family room with brick and stone fireplacehigh ceilings-open concept with a good size lot. $339,900. Call Emelia Appel to see!!!! 713-254-0631

AVALON MEADOWS • Elegant stucco-stone home with the absolute best lake views from all major rooms in prestigious meadows of avalon! 2-Story entry, extensive tile, plantation shutters, gorgeous granite counters in kitchen & master bath, stainless appliances, breakfast niche, dining with butlers pantry, versatile study-formal living, game room with media cabinet, 3 car garage, & pool-spa. $639,900. Call Emelia Appel to see!!!! 713-254-0631

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EA6718HW

EA5119PI

EMELIA APPEL cell: 713-254-0631

www.emeliaappel.com e-mail: appel@garygreene.com

PRICE SLASHED

Elouise Margita GRI, Realtor Broker Associate

Office (281) 242-6200 Fax (281) 242-5829

14033 SW FRWY., Suite 702 Sugar Land, TX 77478

www.coldwellbankerunited.com

713.582.4885 margita@coldwellbanker.com

FBISD Arlene Character Trait Week of 09-29 Rolsen CRS, Realtor

SIENNA PLANTATION: 4/3.5/2 Stucco and stone cul-de-sac. Private backyard porte-cochere, wrought iron gate, sprinkler system. Price drastically reduced. Also for lease. Call Asiya Qureshi (281)841-6810 (3511VE)

FIRST COLONY • CRESENTS ON THE GREEN: Gated Community. Move-in condition. 3-4 Bed, 3.5 Bath. Master Down. Lg Gamerm up. Patio views. New lighting and Kitchen hardware. PRICE REDUCED TO SELL. Call Kermit Palmer (713)582-9775 (65AC)

1411 COLERIDGE ST • TELFAIR: Perry Designed Home, Both Formals, Family Rm, 2-story, Master Suite, Wood & Tile Flrs, Granite, Game Rm+Media, Pool & Spa. 5/4.1/3. $620,000 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (1411CO)

3010 COLONEL COURT • PECAN GROVE: Charming 2-Story Home offers Both Formals + Family Rm, Gas Appliances, Gas Log F/P, Double Lot Backyard, Covered Patio, & 4 Bedrms. $144,900 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (3010CC)

RIVERS EDGE: 2-Story Plantation Designed Home offers Wood & Tile Flrs, Open Kitchen w/Corian Counters, Sun Rm, Private Study, 5 Bedrms, & Extended Patio. $258,000 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (514SC)

PENDING

FOR SALE OR LEASE

CITIZENSHIP

Selling Ft. Bend’s finest homes since 1985.

Cell:

281.414.8400

Citizenship means being a loyal member of a group, community and/or country.

www.arlenerolsen.com

THE CROSSING AT RIVERSTONE: Trendmaker designed home on cul-desac lot w/1 side neighbor. Home offers central vacuum, wood & slate flrs, granite counters, game rm, media rm & 4/5 bedrms. $475,000 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (4602RI)

Anita Milne

281-413-9732

MEADOWS PLACE

SUGAR CREEK: One-story Patio Home; Cul-de-sac Lot w/Views of Golf Course & Greenbelt; Silestone Counters; Sun Rm; Study; 3/2.1/2. $230,000 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (37WE)

SIENNA PLANTATION: Charming 1-story home nestled on cul-de-sac w/no backyard neighbors. Home offers neutral carpet, tile flrs, open kitchen, 3 bedrms, & extended patio. $159,900 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (4042CB)

SOUTHWEST

MEADOWS PLACE

QUAIL VALLEY, 4/2½/2 with wood laminate floors, French doors, big bedrooms, lots of closet space, ABR, CIPS, CRS, GRI ready to sell. Formal living & dining, den with fireplace & built-ins, lots of RE/MAX Fine Properties cabinets & pantry space in kitchen. 281-265-5533 • Each Office $148,750. (3211GR) Independently Owned & Operated

713-828-9007 SCOTTSDALE

4/2/2 • $136,900

3/2/2 • $133,000

TILE FLOORS, FRESH PAINT

UPDATED KITCHEN, FRESH PAINT

OPEN HOUSE

QUAIL VALLEY

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1-3 PM

MEADOWS PLACE

PECAN GROVE

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BRIGHTON

QUARTERPATH

VILLA LN

4/2/2 • $154,500

4/2.5/2 • $207,000

4/2/2 $172,500

BOTH FORMALS, WOOD LAMINATE FLOORS

GAME ROOM, GRANITE COUNTERTOPS

BEAUTIFUL BACK YARD WITH POOL

3003 CANYON COURT

(CORNER OF CANYON COURT & LA QUINTA DRIVE)

in Quail Valley subdivision Missouri City

281-433-4462

www.kristibajjali.com 4500 Highway 6, Sugar Land TX, 77478

F I N E P R O P E RT I E S

heritagetexas.com 19901 Southwest Freeway Sugar Land, Texas 77479

281.240.8800

It’s time to expect more

$429,900 • Sienna

$419,000 • Sienna Plantation

NEW LANDSCAPING MAKES THIS THE BEST BARGAIN IN FORT BEND! Just remodeled and landscaped! Large house in Quail Valley with guest/maid quarters. New paint-every room and most drawers and cabinets. New carpet and tile in both the main house and guest house. New granite countertops in kitchen, new sinks, new cooktops and new double oven. House has both formals and 3-5 bedrooms with 2 bedrooms down. Guest quarters has 2-3 bedrooms plus living room with cathedral ceiling. Also 2 car garage and swimming pool. Call Becky Faust 713-8289007 (3003CA)

SIENNA PLANTATION – 3+/2/2, Landscaped home features a large, granite island kitchen with a long breakfast bar. Entry way and bathrooms showcase ceramic tile while master bath offers double sinks, separate shower and huge closet. Home includes sprinkler system, extended patio and no back neighbors. $177,900 (7526TH) FIRST COLONY – 4/3.5/2, Lovely move-in ready home on a large corner lot features a gourmet kitchen with gleaming granite counters, stainless steel appliances, tile floors, huge sink, gas cook top and double ovens. Very open and spacious two story entry and den. Master retreat offers a large sitting area. $269,000 (4907WR) SUGAR LAND – 3/2.5/2, Charming, move-in ready home offers updated gourmet kitchen, formal living and dining, large two-story den, and spacious master suite downstairs. Upstairs features two bedrooms and loft. The beautiful landscaping, large front porch and swing create gorgeous curb appeal. $160,000 (13110NA)

This beautiful Highland Home, with an upgraded stone elevation, is pristine! It is situated in an enclave neighborhood and walking distance to the lake & Scanlan Oaks Elementary. Floor plan has 4 bedrooms, both formals, a gameroom and a media room! The gourmet kitchen has custom Benedittini cabinets, stainless appliances and granite countertops. The kitchen also features a desk area and butler’s pantry. Spend your time relaxing in the heated saltwater pool and spa, by Hipp Pools. (3207SC) This beautiful Federick Harris Estate Home is a rare find! It is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac, on a half acre lot. Home has 3 bedrooms downstairs and 3 bedrooms, plus a bonus room & upstairs. Too many upgrades to mention them all! Entry has stone flooring. Staircase, formals & family room have recent hardwood flooring. Custom TV niches and a window bench seat in breakfast area are nice touches. Gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless appliances is to die for! (3411SU)

LAKE OLYMPIA, Huge (over3100s/f) 4/3 ½/2 on a big corner, upgraded with granite, tile, lighting, appliances, master down, gameroom up, 2-story family room, formals, deck, landscaped, open family room thru to kitchen. Great floorplan! $229,500 (410FM)

ORCHARD LAKE ESTATES – 5+/4.5/2, Located in a gated community, this gorgeous home offers an exquisite grand entry featuring a circular stairway with wrought iron banisters, formals with hardwoods, dual masters downstairs, two story den and a huge gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances. $430,000 (13414SB)

Professional Service Market Knowledge Integrity Results Top Producer

QUAIL VALLEY GLENN LAKES, Custom home on the La Quinta golf course, great shade trees, 2-sided fireplace, upgraded beautifully. Granite kitchen & replaced appliances, flooring, a/c’s, fence. Master down, updated bath; 2 full baths, 2 half baths, extra parking. $179,900 (2051MA)

BECKY FAUST • RE/MAX Fine Properties • 713-828-9007 • Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

It’s Time to Expect More...

Kristi Bajjali

BRAZOS LANDING: Beautiful 2-Story Designed Home Features Both Formals + Family Rm; Wood & Tile Flrs; Silestone Counters; Game Rm; Sun Rm; 5 Huge Bedrms; Pool & Spa. $499,900 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)414-8400 (5930BH)

Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

Becky Faust

AMBLEWOOD

SIENNA PLANTATION: Beautiful Trendmaker Designed Home Features Wood & Tile Flrs, Island Kitchen, Study, Game + Theater Rm, Pool, 4/3.1/3D. $422,500 Call Arlene Rolsen (281)4148400 (8819SC)

SIENNA PLANTATION – 4/3.5/2, Beautiful, model-like home has an over-sized backyard that sports a sparkling pool, spa, rock waterfall, and summer kitchen, with no neighbors behind. Two-story entry with formals and spacious two-story den with wall of windows opens to gourmet kitchen. $298,000 (10635FF)

RIVERSTONE – 3/2.5/2, This custom built town home is located in a gated community and served as the model home. Rich with architectural details throughout, this home also features granite counters in the island kitchen, wrought iron banister, stone dual fireplace, and lots of crown molding and built-ins. $255,000 (4210ST)


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CANDY CHOWDHURY

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“A Heritage of Caring and Trust”

30DO WILLIAMS CROSSING Totally remodelled in 2007 down to the studs. Double convection ovens, 6 burner gas stovetop, subzero, all top of the line stainless. $550,000

281-265-7355

4675 Sweetwater Blvd.

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GREATWOOD BROOKS MILL SEC 1 • Hardwood extended entry. Both formals & lrg family room. Lrg isl kit w/ lots of cabinet space. Kit is open to the breakfast room & family room. $340,000

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FIRST COLONY/SUGAR LAND Adorable 1 story home on culdesac street. No neighbors behind you! 3 bedrooms & study or formal living. Open floor plan. detached garage! priced below market at $210,000.

Pool/spa/waterfall! Built 2003! Trendmaker beauty. Over 4700 sqft! 5 bedrooms! 4.5 Baths! 3 Car! 2 Masters! Rare find on huge oversize culdesac lot. No neighbors next to you. Upgrades galore! Clements school. Priced in the $500’s!

BIG PRICE REDUCTION

Broker/Owner 21+ years Experience

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ABR, GRI, E-Pro (WCR & ABWA Member) FIRST COLONY! POOL/SPA/ WATERFALL! Beautiful Newmark home w/all tile and real wood floors thru-out. No carpet. Gourmet kitchen and 2 story living. Paradise pool w/ spa/waterfall all located on culdesac street. Priced to go fast! Don’t miss this one. Clements schools.

PERRY HOME BUILT IN 2006! Seller to pay 1% towards buyers closing costs. 4 bedrooms & study. Hardwood & tile. Covered patio on private culdesac lot! $180’s.

speoplesrealtor@aol.com

QUAIL VALLEY • 1 story 4 bedrooms 2.5 baths. New Carpet & roof Jully 2010! Interior all painted and wood laminate & tile floors. Located on private wood landscape reserve. Priced to go $125,000.

281-980-3322

• RIVERSTONE •

FIRST COLONY/SUGAR LAND CUSTOM SHOWCASE HOME! Over 4300sqft 4 bedrooms 3 baths & 1/2 bath. Study and gameroom. Private culdesac lot. Thousands in upgrades! Designer Decor thru out the home. Gourmet island kitchen & more! Rare find! Priced to go fast in the $470’s.

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Joy Roussell

4-6/4.1/3 • $379,900

4/2.5/2 • $179,900

5/3.5/2 • $439,900

3/4/2.5/2 • $154,900

Multi-Million Dollar Producer

713-898-3868

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• Lakefront! Stunning. Island kitchen w/all the extras. Two bedrooms down. Media room, gameroom, study, formals & family room. Planatation shutters. Two story covered patio overlooking lake. (107WB)

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• Lots of upgrades. Large open family room & kitchen. Separate formal dining. Master down.Energy efficient. Upgrades fixtures, tile, stove(also plumbed for gas)2” blinds, fans,hardiplank,whirlpool tub. Nice sized backyard. Auto sprinkler system. (4918GL)

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JUST REDUCED

WATERSIDE

4/3.5/2 • $399,900

RIVERSTONE

KEEGANS RIDGE

• Exceptional home in Ft Bend schools area. Two story entry introducing you to separate dining w/double crown molding. Large family area down and gameroom up. Island kitchen w/upgraded cabinets, lots of storage and counterspace plus gas stove. Master suite has executive master bath. Features include berber carpet,updated a/c, dishwasher, upgraded paint, dual a/c & heating,and special energy water heater. Oversized homesite w/auto sprinkler system.Exterior elevation was upgraded& has solar screens and gutters. (8430FR)

• Pristine house at excellent price. Refreshing pool/spa & covered patio. Beautiful appointments. Sunroom area.Master down. Gameroom up & media room w/surround sound & projection screen system. Plantation shutters. (4614LK)

• NEW PRICENEW• LISTING

D L O

HERMANN LAKE • Lovett

Constructed w/many appointments. Separate dining room. Den & kitchen are spacious. Island kitchen. Den, living, dining are in hardwoods. Plantation shutters. Custom throughout. (2439NM)

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SIENNA – Open floor plan with both formals flowing into family area which opens to kitchen/breakfast area. You can easily watch the kids play in the back yard from the kitchen or living areas. Custom built-ins enlarge pantry and storage space in kitchen/baths. All 4 spacious bedrooms and gameroom up. Cul-de-sac location with extra large yard and patio area. Kids playhouse stays w/the property. No neighbors behind for additional privacy. Perfect home for the growing family!!. $195,000. Mls # 72616482 (10322DL)

www.kimtruitt.com

2323 Town Center Sugar Land 281-980-5050

NANCY MARCIS

www.garygreene.com

THE HIGHLANDS – One story plus loft. 3 or 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. Open floor plan wonderfully maintained and updated with front door, porcelain tile in living/dining areas, double-pane windows thru-out, Hardi-siding, new(June ’10) A/C. Big back yard with patio, shade trees. No back neighbors and sits back from street for privacy. $172,900 MLS # 14043697 (2314SU)

713-817-6970

MISSION BEND – 7418 Marisol Dr WOW!! Updated to the Max!! Immediate move-in! Clean-Clean-Clean!!! Great open spaces. Light & Bright. Enjoy your private secure yard from the recent landscaping and large covered deck. Call for a list of upgrades. $134,900 Nancy Marcis 713817-6970 (7418MA)

SIENNA – Fabulous 5 or 6 bedroom home with master and 2ne bedroom down – perfect for the extended family! Gameroom plus bonus room up. Oversized lot with PebbleDek pool/spa & plenty of yard left for kids to play. Gourmet kitchen with GE Profile & Monogram stainless appliances. Double oven, 6 burner gas stove. Over 5900 Sq Ft at an incredible price of only $482,500. MLS # 48120625 (31

Top Lister and Units Sold ~ 2009

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NEW LISTING

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QUAIL VALLEY – Updated home w/lovely views!! Lrg master down w/new carpet & updated bath, full length windows overlooks awesome backyard & newly remodeled La Quinta Golf Course. Serene & tranquil views from all back windows. Lrg backyard is a private sanctuary & so peaceful. Updated kit w/granite cntrs & marble flrs. Oversized garage w/sink & golf cart storage. A Must See! $179,000 Ann LeTulle 832-818-4764 (2819EP)

TELFAIR – Versatile 1.5 story. Both formals, lrg family rm, gamerm up could serve as another master, media rm w/7.1 surround sound, 92” projection TV & equip included! Upstairs, another full bath & walk-in closet. Handscraped wood floors thru-out all living areas down, plantation shutters, SS appl & walking distance to Elementary school & neighborhood park. $400,000 Ann LeTulle 832-818-4764 (6822PW)

SUGAR MILL – Beautiful home in Misty Lake w/ only 1-neighbor!! Great location at end of peaceful street & only steps from pool, tennis crts & lake! Move-In Ready….No updating needed!!! Recent granite/backsplash, int/ext paint, roof, carpet, microwave & oven. Great bckyrd w/lrg shade trees, cvrd patio w/ceiling fans. All bdrms large w/walk-in closets. Walk to elementary, middle & high schools. $250,000 Ann LeTulle 832-8184764 (1227LE)

LAKES OF WILLIAMS RANCH – This Old World Tuscan design newly completed home will WOW you, family & guests!!! Spectacular & opulent interior incl..24 ft domed entry; hand scraped wood flrs; wine grotto; dining rm w/barrel stone ceiling; kit has Wolf range & sub- zero fridge. Pub rm w/lrg bar; home theatre equipped w/100” screen, energy upgrades, sound/video sys, intercom, security, outdoor kit w/FP & grill & More!!! $1,199,000 Linda Bell Team 832-222-9012 (1123GE)

ASHFORD LAKES – 4-bdrms plus study & gamerm. Neutral colors thru-out, formal dining rm w/pretty arches, lrg kit w/ brkfast bar & nice view of bckyrd. Family rm w/FP, spacious study down c/b 5th bdrm, gamerm up room for play. Nice lake community, close to elementary school & convenient to shops and 59/90. $250,000 Arlene Novak 281-684-0207 (12711PA)

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281-491-1776 Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

• Multi Million Dollar Producer • President’s Club • Hall of Fame • Over $10 Million Sold in ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 ‘09

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281-507-6810 281-491-1776 JOELLA.M@COMCAST.NET

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Community shattered Sugar museum launched. .......................... from page 1 for less than two years museum’s permanent site. The uted $150,000 to the museum’s by murder of nurse’s aide........................... from page 1 operation with the help of many volunteers Char House represents one of the historical foundation to date with Ms. Jackson had worked at the campus for three years, and for Fort Bend ISD for a total of six years, and was loved by both students and staff members.”

Counselors were on the Jones At press time police were campus Monday to help the stu- awaiting test results to make an dents and staff cope with this arrest. unexpected and horrible loss, said Simpson.

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who have been instrumental in setting up an office and volunteer workspace. This is where the foundation plans to continue to collect, sort and store artifacts and historical data about the area, as it further establishes the temporary museum gallery with exhibits to open to the public in the near future. Seven “pods” is what Parmer said the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation’s museum has at this time. They contain historical artifacts that will be displayed at the former sugar factory’s Kempner Street location, and plans call for a move to the Char House, the

he went berserk, damaging the ambulance and medical supplies in the service area of the ambulance. After the melee in the back of the ambulance, the suspect was taken to a Sugar Land hospital. He was checked by the doctors and released back into police custody. He was immediately booked into the Fort Bend County Jail without further incident. were not that kind of Fire Station He now faces charges of and he needed to go to the Aggravated Assault. Medical Center. The boy loaded up the baby and to the Med Center he went. Once at a Med Center, nurses and doctors began asking questions. For some reason they failed to buy the story that he found the baby in his back yard, randomly, in the middle of the night. Both brother and sister stuck with the story until mid day the next afternoon when the truth finally came out. According to sheriff’s officials, eventually the kids did the right thing by telling the truth. The

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structures to undergo preservation as part of the Imperial Sugar Redevelopment project managed by the Johnson Development Corporation. Mayor James Thompson, who was joined at the event by Bill Little, Sugar Land’s second mayor, Larry Johnson, President of Johnson Development Corporation, and Imperial Sugar’s VP of Administration George Muller among others said, “The city intends to continue a yearly contribution since it is committed to the success of the museum.” Mayor Thompson also said that Sugar Land has contrib-

monies generated from the hotel occupancy tax. For now, the foundation is looking for museum volunteers and for area residents with artifacts or other Sugar Land history memorabilia to share making them a part of history. Eleanor Barton, who was hired this spring, serves as executive director/curator of the new museum. She said plans call for the temporary museum to be open to the public in mid2012. For more information, interested persons may visit the museum’s website at www.slheritage. org or call 281-494-0261.

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baby was in good health and no charges are expected to be filed. Then on Friday of the same week .. A gangster type in far southeast Fort Bend County decided it was easier to take an I phone than to buy one. So, as he spotted a young woman talking on hers in the parking lot of the Shell Station on Highway 6 south, he pulled in. He got out of his very distinctive white SUV with white rims and a right front donut tire. He pointed his .38 pistol at the young woman and demanded her I phone. With her I phone in hand, he roared out of the station parking lot and

into the dark in his very distinctive ride. Not to be outdone, the young woman called 911 AND activated the GPS device on her I phone. When she was describing the suspect and his vehicle, the law enforcement types knew exactly who he was, down to the donut tire on his car. Law enforcement went to the gangster’s house, nabbed him and the I phone. His enjoyment of her I phone didn’t last long. The phone was recovered and he was arrested for aggravated robbery. Last week was indeed a full moon.

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conductors to use train-mounted horns and are known to decrease noise in neighborhoods. Earlier this month, however, that was not the case in Stafford. “First you hear the wayside horn go off, then the train engineer, he’s coming right behind,” said Mayor Scarcella. “So you’re hearing the wayside horn and the train horn all at the same time.” What’s more, the wayside horns may not be pointing in the right direction .. but, this may be

the case in Sugar Land. Because in Stafford, “The wayside horn that they have on Present Street, doesn’t seem to be pointed along the tracks,” said Mayor Scarcella, but along the street. He said he saw one in Sugar Land pointed at the tracks questioning the direction of the wayside horns in Stafford. City Engineer Charles Russell, however, said the wayside horn is there to warn traffic and should not be pointed at the tracks.

As for the stereo horn sounds in Stafford’s railroad crossings, “we have sent those incidents to Union Pacific,” said Public Works Director Lawrence Vaccaro, He said the horn sounds are tapering off and will take up to 60 days to go away completely. If anyone hears the train whistle, “send the information to city hall, including the engine number, direction of the train, time of day, and we’ll get that to the railroad people,” he said.

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The City of Missouri City invites proposals for the design of a website for the City and the purchase and implementation of a web content management system (CMS). The services desired include website design, development, and implementation along with support services thereafter. Proposal responses will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. local time October 11, 2010 and then opened. The RFP packages may be obtained beginning September 22nd by requesting the document name and number listed above by: • •

contacting the City Purchasing Office at 1522 Texas Parkway (281) 403-8612 email from cjohnson@missouricitytx.gov or charles@missouricitytx.gov

Proposal responses must be sealed, marked on the outside of the delivery envelope with the RFP name and number as listed above, and the date of opening. Responses must be delivered to the attention of the Sealed Bid Box, City of Missouri City Purchasing Office, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489, prior to the acceptance deadline. Responses marked improperly and therefore misdirected may be disqualified. Responses are opened in public in the City Hall Council Chambers. Charles Oberrender, CPPB Purchasing Manager City of Missouri City, Texas Read online @ www.fortbendstar.com

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CITY OF MISSOURI CITY ORDINANCE NO. O-10-35

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY, TEXAS, AMENDING SPECIFIC USE PERMIT NO. 126 AUTHORIZING THE USE OF A 38.1826-ACRE TRACT OF LAND IN THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY AS A SPECIFIC USE-PLACE OF ASSEMBLY; ADDING A 0.7527-ACRE TRACT OF LAND; AUTHORIZING THE USE OF THE RESULTING TOTAL 38.9353ACRE TRACT OF LAND IN THE CITY OF MISSOURI CITY AS A SPECIFIC USE-PLACE OF ASSEMBLY; DESCRIBING SAID 38.9353-ACRE TRACT OF LAND; PROVIDING LIMITATIONS, RESTRICTIONS, AND CONDITIONS ON SUCH SPECIFIC USE; AMENDING THE ZONING DISTRICT MAP OF THE CITY AS ADOPTED BY ORDINANCE NO. O-81-1 ADOPTED ON JANUARY 19, 1981, AS AMENDED; REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. O-99-24 ADOPTED ON APRIL 19, 1999 AND ALL OTHER ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING A PENALTY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND CONTAINING OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE SUBJECT. I, Patrice Fogarty, City Secretary of the City of Missouri City, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the caption of said Ordinance No. O-10-35 approved on second and final reading by the City Council at its regular meeting held on September 20, 2010, as the same appears in the records of my office. /s/ Patrice Fogarty, TRMC City Secretary

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WATER DISTRICT NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX RATE The FIRST COLONY M.U.D. #10 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2010 on October 13, 2010 12:00 PM at 2277 Plaza Drive, Ste 290, Sugar Land, TX. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted. FOR the proposal:

Zac Cypert, Stewart Jacobson, Linda Ott, Melanie Pede, Rodney Craig

AGAINST the proposal:

None

PRESENT and not voting: None ABSENT:

None

The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year.

Total tax rate (per $100 of value)

Last Year

This Year

$ .75000/$100

$ .49000/$100

Adopted

Difference in rates per $100 of value

Proposed

$ .26000/$100

Percentage increase/decrease in rates (+/-)

-34.66%%

Average appraised value

$ 636,081

General exemptions available (excluding senior citizen’s or disabled person’s exemptions)

$

Average taxable value

$ 636,081

$ 674,588

Tax on average residence homestead

$ 4,770.60

$ 3,305.48

0

Annual increase/decrease in taxes if proposed tax rate is adopted (+/-) and percentage of increase (+/-)

$ 674,588

$

0

$ -1,465.12 -30.71%

If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236 (d), Water Code. Bob Leared, Tax Assessor-Collector 713-932-9011

Water District Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate The FORT BEND CO. M.U.D. #47 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2010 on Oct. 20, 2010 @ 12:15 PM at 1001 McKinney, Suite 1000 Houston, Texas 77002. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted. FOR the proposal: Jerome Cogan, Glenn Murray, Steven Brad Vanderford, Warren P. Maas

It is really hard to decide just where this plan went so very wrong. Was it the walk up to the drivein window? Was it the note up against the bullet proof glass? Was it the threat to blow up his friend inside? You pick. The pharmacist was on her

game, she politely told him it would be just a minute, while she called 911. Police arrived and took the guy into custody as he was going - empty handed - through the parking lot. Poor guy, bet he’s confused over the robbery charge, just because he didn’t succeed doesn’t make any less a felony.

The Katy Police Department will host its NNO event at Katy City Park. The community and public safety partnership will be about fun, food, and fellowship. For more information, call Katy PD Sgt. Jack Feilds, 281- 391-4848. Richmond – Events at all police beats The city’s police department will be hosting 11 events, one at each police beat. The main event will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot on 5330 FM1640, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. It’s being billed as a NNO commercial event with the participation of retailers in the area. There will be food, drinks, a DJ, and all kinds of giveaways. For more information, contact Richmond PD Master Sgt. Lowell Neinast, 281-342-2849. Rosenberg – Businesses & citizens together 7 p.m. until dark - Brazos Town Center Businesses and residents will be part of this NNO event. This is an opportunity for mingling among business community partners, residents and public safety police and fire department officials along with elected officials. There will be a business merchants’ event at Brazos Town Center at the Target parking lot. Individuals may call to register their block parties. Contact Assistant Police Chief Dallis Warren, 832-595 3710. Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office - Deputies to participate The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is participating in the statewide crime prevention effort to encourage community members and the business community to celebrate Texas National Night Out. This will be a “meet and greet” opportunity for local law enforcement personnel and residents to talk about law enforcement and community partnerships. Sheriff’s deputies will visit residents in the unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County. For more information, contact Deputy Gerard Argao, Crime Prevention Unit, 281-238-1536 to schedule a visit.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON TAX RATE The Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District # 24 will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2010 on October 12, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at the offices of Allen Boone Humphries Robinson, 3200 Southwest Freeway, STE 2400, Houston, Texas 77027. Your individual taxes may increase or decrease, depending on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property and the tax rate that is adopted. FOR the proposal: Robert Atkinson, Kelly Buettner, Robby McGinnis, Barbara Rozelle, Cherie Howell

ABSENT: None

ABSENT: Michael L. Jones The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year. Last Year $1.04000/$100 Adopted

Difference in rates per $100 of value

This Year $1.04000/$100 Proposed

$ .00000/$100

Percentage increase/decrease in rates (+/-)

$ 154,908

The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year.

Last Year

Tax rate

$1.29000/$100 Adopted

Difference in rates per $100 of value

$ 152,256 $

0

Average taxable value

$ 154,908

$ 152,256

Tax on average residence homestead

$ 1,611.04

$ 1,583.46

$ -27.58 -1.71%

This Year $1.29000/$100 Proposed

$0.00000

Percentage increase/decrease in rates (+/-)

.00%

General exemptions available $ 0 (excluding senior citizen’s or disabled person’s exemptions)

Annual increase/decrease in taxes if proposed tax rate is adopted (+/-) and percentage of increase (+/-)

cil members and other city officials will visit as many as possible. For more information, contact Crime Prevention Officer Harris Johnston of the SLPD at (281) 275-2580. Meadows Place – Solidifies Partnership Residents having parties are asked to advise the police department about when, where, and what time they will take place. City officials, the mayor, city council and public safety personnel will be going out to solidify their partnership with residents during this important crime prevention event. For more information, call Meadows Place PD Officer Kelly Davis, 281-983-2900. Missouri City – Hosts 2 kick-offs (Oct. 2) & NNO event (Oct. 5) Missouri City police and fire departments will be at two locations on Sat., Oct. 2, to kick-off the NNO observance. Pre-NNO events will be at the Target parking lot on Highway 6 at Murphy Road from 4 - 6 p.m., and at the Texas Parkway Shopping Center next to Wells Fargo Bank from 7 p.m. to dusk. Target, which sponsors the event, also will have team members on-hand to meet with residents and provide refreshments. Law enforcement officers and firefighters will join with city officials and make the rounds. For more information and to register NNO parties, call MCPD Community Liaison Officer Dan Flagg, 281-403-8705. Katy – Food, Fun & Fellowship 5:30- 8:30 p.m.

PRESENT and not voting: None

PRESENT and not voting: None

Average appraised value

By Elsa Maxey The 27th annual National Night Out (NNO) involves thousands of communities and it is an event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch as a crime and drug prevention event. NNO’s official observance in Texas is on Oct. 5, and it is billed as the state’s big party against crime. NNO is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support and participation in crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community relations, and send the message that your neighborhood is a safe place to live. Unless otherwise noted, the NNO events throughout Fort Bend County will be held on Tues., Oct. 5 from 6 – 9 p.m. Stafford – Good neighbors get together Stafford will have a mix of registered and impromptu NNO parties with some coordinated with subdivisions and HOAs. The mayor, city council members, and representatives of the fire and police departments will make it to as many parties as possible. Helpful information kits will be passed out. For more information, call Stafford PD Sgt. Dustin Claybourne, 281-261-3992. Sugar Land – Lights Up Neighborhoods throughout Sugar Land will join forces to ‘Light Up Sugar Land’ by turning on their outside lights for the annual crime and drug prevention event. Neighborhoods, blocks or streets will be registering parties, and police officers, firefighters, the mayor, city coun-

AGAINST the proposal: None

AGAINST the proposal: None

Total tax rate (per $100 of value)

National Night Out in Fort Bend is Oct. 5

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0.00%

Average appraised value

$139,559

General exemptions available (excluding senior citizen’s or disabled person’s exemptions)

Average taxable value

$139,559

$138,746

Tax on average residence homestead

$1,800.32

$1,789.82

$ 0

Annual increase/decrease in taxes if proposed tax rate is adopted (+/-) and percentage of increase (+/-)

$138,746

$0

-$10.49 -0.58%

NOTICE OF TAXPAYERS’ RIGHT TO ROLLBACK ELECTION

NOTICE OF TAXPAYERS’ RIGHT TO ROLLBACK ELECTION

If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236 (d), Water Code.

If taxes on the average residence homestead increase by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the rollback tax rate under Section 49.236(d), Water Code.

Bob Leared, Tax Assessor-Collector 713-932-9011

Should you have any questions concerning this notice, please contact the tax office at 281-482-0216.


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Methodist signs sponsorship agreement with new youth football league Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas (MOST) along with Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, are now the official health care sponsor for Fort Bend GridIron Football, a new competitive tackle league for youngsters ages 7-12. Fort Bend GridIron League and its parent organization, Fort Bend Youth Sports Association (FBYSA), were founded by former Texas A&M and Houston Oiler quarterback Bucky Richardson. The league is designed to teach proper football fundamentals in a positive, community-based environment and is affiliated with USA Football, the official youth football organization for the NFL and the NFL Players Association. Top Row L-R: Lowell Stanton, CFO at MSLH; Bucky Richardson, As part of the premium sponfounder for the league; Gary Remy, board member and coach; Alex sorship agreement, physicians, O’Saw, coach; Sean Croft, Director of Rehab Services at MSLH. athletic trainers and physiMiddle Row L-R: Angela Byrd, athletic trainer at MOST, Vincent C. Phan, M.D.; Kenneth M. Renney, M.D.; Christopher K. Smith, M.D.; Carl A. Hicks, M.D. and Jerry Meins, athletic trainer at MOST. Bottom Row L-R: John Paul Richardson, Bryson Stewart, Grant Remy and Talyn O’Saw.

cal therapists from Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas will comprise of a FBYSA medical advisory team, providing indepth expertise and assistance to players and their families. “As a former college and professional football player, I believe strongly in the valuable role that sports medicine plays in keeping athletes healthy on and off the field,” said Richardson. “To me, the most important component of our partnership with Methodist Orthopaedic Specialists of Texas is the access that our players will have to the expertise, technology and health care services of the Methodist organization.” For an appointment with a MOST physician, please call 281-494-MOST (6678). For more information about Fort Bend GridIron Football, visit FortBendGridIronFootball.com.

A free, family friendly music festival as diverse as Houston is coming up this fall at the Telfair community in Sugar Land. The second annual TelfairLife International Music Festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Telfair, located at U.S. 59 and University Blvd., just south of Highway 6. The festival takes place rain or shine at Telfair Central Lawn, next to the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land. Guests are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy four presentations of music, dancing and entertainment.

The festival program includes: Kid’s Hour, 11:30-12:30 p.m., American Country & Rock Hour, 1-2 p.m, Latin/Arab Fusion Hour, 2:30-3:30 p.m. , and Indian Hour, 4-5 p.m. The Balliwood Masala troupe will sing & dance. Free parking will be available at the University of Houston Sugar Land, located across U.S. 59 from Telfair, with free shuttles sponsored by Newland Communities. To reach the parking, take U.S. 59 South to University Blvd. and turn left. For information visit www. TelfairLifeIMF.com www. TelfairLifeIMF.com.

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Which man in tights robs from the rich to give to the poor, outwits the pompous Sheriff of Nottingham, wins the archery tournament and the hand of Maid Marion, and is starring in award-winning Fort Bend Theatre’s production October 1 – October 10? Why, it’s Robin Hood, of course, to be performed at 2815 N. Main Street in Stafford, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm & Sundays at 3 pm. This hilarious adaptation is one the entire family will enjoy! Tickets are only $15 for adults, $14 for students/seniors and $12 for children, and are available online with no ticket fees. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit the FBT website at www.fortbendtheatre.com or call 281-2083333.

Life Chain will present Pro-Woman, Pro-Life message

Life Chains in Fort Bend County are being organized by Christian Voices for Life.  They will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 3, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.  There are three locations in Fort Bend County: along Hwy 6 in Sugar Land, from Town Center Blvd to Murphy Rd, and along Hwy 90A near 359 in Richmond and starting from the railroad underpass in Rosenberg.  Last year approximately 700 people participated in Sugar Land, this year 1,200 are expected. Call 281-610-3986 for more info. 

Literacy’s spelling bee creates a buzz

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The first ever Great Grown Up Spelling Bee benefiting the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County provided an entertaining evening for everyone in attendance. Ten teams competed for the coveted Bee trophy. The last two teams standing were “The Secret Life of Bees” team of Todd Crosswhite, Ron Lewis and Joan Vogan and the “Buzzering Heights” team of Yolanda Celestine, Tracy Guillory and Kavita Self. These two The winning team of Todd Crosswhite, Ron Lewis and Joan Vogan were the champs! Proceeds from this event benefit the life changing programs of the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County.

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